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There are restrictions on who can enter Austria at this time. Please check the latest requirements before you travel. If you are travelling to Austria, you might be required to take a molecular-biological SARS-CoV-2 test before departure and may be subject to mandatory quarantine on arrival.

COVID-19 testing

Passengers arriving from one of these countries and who have only been to these countries or in Austria within the last 10 days are free to enter Austria. A molecular-biological SARS-CoV-2-test and quarantine are not required:

  • Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria (except Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Dobrich, Gabrovo, Jambol, Kardzhali, Montana, Plovdiv, Rasgrad, Shumen, Sliven, Smoljan, Sofia, Stara Zagora, Targovishte and Varna regions), Canada, Croatia (only Brod-Posavina, Istria, Koprivnica-Križevci, Osijek-Baranja, Šibenik-Knin, Varaždin and Zadar regions), Cyprus, Czech Republic (except Prague region), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (except Île-de-France and Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur regions), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal (except Lisbon and Norte regions), South Korea, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (only Canary Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican

Third-country nationals arriving from out of Schengen or from out of countries not listed under the above are not allowed to enter Austria.

Remaining persons are required to provide a health certificate not older than 72 hours which confirms that a negative molecular biological SARS-CoV-2- test result or will be required to start a 10-day quarantine.

If you are travelling from the following countries and not carrying a health certificate, you must take a molecular-biological SARS-CoV-2-test within 48 hours of arrival: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brasil, Bulgaria (only Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Dobrich, Gabrovo, Jambol, Kardzhali, Montana, Plovdiv, Rasgrad, Shumen, Sliven, Smoljan, Sofia, Stara Zagora, Targovishte and Varna regions), Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia (except Brod-Posavina, Istria, Koprivnica-Križevci, Osijek-Baranja, Šibenik-Knin, Varaždin and Zadar regions), Czech Republic (only Prague region), Ecuador, Egypt, France (only Île-de-France and Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur regions), India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Kosovo, Kuwait, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pakistan, China (only Hubei Province), Peru, Philippines, Portugal (only Lisbon and Norte regions), Romania, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Spain mainland and Balearic Islands, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine or USA.

Quarantine

Passengers required to start a quarantine have to provide a confirmation of availability of suitable accommodation already upon arrival and costs must be borne – otherwise entry will be refused.

Exemptions

The following categories of passengers are exempted from providing a negative molecular biological SARS-CoV-2-test certificate and will not be required to undergo a 10-day quarantine:

  • nationals of Austria, EU, United Kingdom, Switzerland as well as persons living in the same household
  • members of diplomatic missions and staff of international organisations as well as persons living in the same household
  • passengers travelling on business
  • humanitarian workers
  • for particularly considerable predictable reasons in the family circle in individual cases (e.g. weddings, baptisms, birthday parties or the non-regular visit of life partner)
  • foreigners having a Visa D published by Austria, a foreign police act (Fremdenpolizeigesetz) document, a right of residence document under the Settlement and Residence Act (Niederlassungs- und Aufenthaltsgesetz) or the Asylum Act (Asylgesetz)2
  • one accompanying person of persons having a promise of treatment issued by an Austrian hospital for medical reasons worth considering

Passengers who are travelling to Austria for the following reasons are exempted from providing a health certificate and undertaking quarantine regardless of their point or origin:

  • persons maintaining goods and passenger transport (crews)
  • to carry out a repatriation drive/flight (crews)
  • for particularly considerable unpredictable reasons in the family circle in individual cases (e.g. serious illnesses, deaths, funerals, births and the care of people in need of support in emergencies)
  • for imperative reasons of animal care in individual cases
  • as part of the implementation of a transfer drive/flight (crews)
  • transfer passengers, provided that immediate departure is ensured (proof of a flight, train, bus ticket, a taxi confirmation or similar)
  • in the imperative interest of the Republic of Austria
  • Austrian citizens and persons subject to health insurance in Austria or having a promise of treatment issued by an Austrian hospital for medical reasons worth considering plus one accompanying person
  • (habitual) residents of Austria re-entering Austria after the use of essential medical services abroad
  • commuters (except care workers)
  • pupils and students

For further information please visit https://www.bmk.gv.at/service/corona/einreisebestimmungen.html